Guy Bjerke

Guy Bjerke is the Director of Community Reuse Planning for the City of Concord. He’s responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Reuse Area Plan for the redevelopment of the former Concord Naval Weapons Station.
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Introducing the New LSRV Class

Brian Bornstein City of San Ramon Jason Caldwell Latitude 35 Leadership Juliet Don Chevron Christina Franco City of San Ramon Diane Friedmann Town of Danville Robert Graswich R.E. Graswich Communications Keith Haase City of San Ramon Mike Holtzclaw Diablo Valley College Colette Lay Rotary Club of San Ramon Kristina Lorenzini Community Volunteer Shudong Ma PG&E Barbara Mahoney ENGEO Xiaoyue (Sara) Mai Gen II Service, LLC Michel Masuda-Nash Teacher, Murray Elementary, Dublin Joe Morgan JWM Wealth Management, LLC Gon Ng ATI Architects and Engineers Joseph Nunneley ATI Architects and Engineers Megan O’Connor San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Jae W. Oh Hansamo Susanna Ordway San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs Julia Oseland Julia Oseland Executive Coaching & Consulting Amanda Perceval San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Michael Roberts Danville Rotary / Blackhawk Grill Stephanie Sawyer San Ramon Valley Unified School District Sanjay Sharma Lyncis Technologies Inc. Queena Sohn Kaiser Permanente Kim Stange-Herlihy Valley Humane Society Ann Tancioco Kids’ Country Stella Wang Stella Wang, CPA & Associates Tamara Whitney Town of Danville Jean Zhu Keller Williams Realty    
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Orientation Reception for the New LSRV Class

Leadership SRV Alumni are invited to join the Board of Directors in welcoming the 28th class of Leadership SRV at the annual Orientation Reception: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 5:30pm until 7:30pm at the Blackhawk Museum 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA Alumni – if you’ll join us, kindly reply to  leadershipsrv@att.net
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Daniel Almeida

Our facilitator for the first class, Foundations of Leadership, is Daniel Almeida, Ph.D., who will take the class on a “deep dive” into understanding their strengths identified using the Clifton StrengthFinder assessment.  Dr. Almeida is an Assistant Professor at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, a Certified Diversity Trainer, and founder of Strengths Deep Dive, LLC – a strengths-based consulting practice committed to providing engaging and transformative experiences for individuals and teams that go beyond the surface, diving deep into the development of their natural talents. Dr. Almeida is an expert in facilitating activities and conversations with individuals and teams about leveraging their strengths and is also an expert on topics such as multicultural issues, team development and management, and career development. Dr. Almeida received his PhD in Education from the University of Southern California, MA in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, and AB in Psychology from Dartmouth College.
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The 2018 Best-Class-Ever Alumni Fundraising Contest ends tonight at 11:00pm

As of 11:30am today, the Class of 2013 and Class of 2016 both have 22 donations.  Having one fewer class members gives the Class of 2013 a slight lead in participation rate, 75.9% vs 73.3%.  The Class of 2017 is in 3rd place with 16 donations (53.3% participation).  The contest closes Monday, June 4th at 11:00pm, so today is the last day to help your class take home the Best-Class-Ever trophy.  Who will take home the trophy? Click here for more information. Donate with Paypal Now   
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Now Accepting Applications for the 2018-19 Class

Leadership SRV’s application window for the next class is open from April 1st to June 30th.  If you know of anyone who lives and/or works in the San Ramon Valley whom you think would be a good candidate, please let them know that we are accepting applications now and refer them here.
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Class of 2018 launches its class project

The LSRV Class of 2018 understands the importance of Community Health and Wellness. For their class project they have partnered with Canyon Lakes Golf & Brewery to host a fun evening of food, drinks, music, and amazing auction/raffle items – “Band & Bocce at the Brewery” – to raise funds for the Discovery Counseling Center. Discovery Counseling Center is a local non-profit that provides counseling and wellness services out of their Danville location and their soon-to-open San Ramon Wellness Corner at Dougherty Station. Band & Bocce at the Brewery Friday, April 27, 6:30-9:30pm Purchase Tickets on Eventbrite If you cannot make it, you may also make a donation on the ticket site.
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Alexander Mehran Jr.

Alexander Mehran, Jr. is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Sunset Development Company in San Ramon, California. He will join us for Community Economics Day to discuss Bishop Ranch: Economic Development for a community, focusing on the San Ramon City Center and surrounding walking district, and vision for Bishop Ranch Park. Sunset is a diversified real estate organization focused for the last 40 years on the development of Bishop Ranch, a nationally recognized 585-acre project in San Ramon with 10 million square feet of office, hotel, shopping and research facilities and a daytime population of over 30,000 workers in 600 diverse companies.  Alexander represents the third generation of family leadership at the Company founded in 1951 by his grandfather, Masud Mehran. In 2018, Sunset will open its much anticipated City Center project with an iconic design by Renzo Piano and a modern mix of entertainment and retail. City Center and the apartments to surround it will establish Bishop Ranch as a mixed-use regional node. In concert with his father, Alex Mehran Sr., the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Alex oversees all of the operations at Bishop Ranch including the leadership of Sunset’s 160 employees across its eight divisions; development and construction, leasing, finance, legal, marketing, property management, design and retail.
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2018 Best Class Ever alumni giving contest is underway…

Whether your contribution is $10 or $100, the class with the most participants wins the trophy. As a graduate of Leadership San Ramon Valley, you are aware that each day the lives of the residents of the San Ramon Valley are positively impacted by graduates like yourself. From educators to business leaders, to public servants, to non-profit directors, and to community board members/volunteers, Leadership San Ramon Valley alumni are involved in making this valley a special place to live and work. What you may not be aware of is that the student tuition covers only about half of our program expenses. The tuition is purposely kept at a low level to make sure the program continues to be affordable to all potential candidates. Donations from businesses and our generous alumni make up the difference in tuition costs, as well as provide scholarships for those who need help with tuition.  The funds donated by our Leadership SRV alumni go a long way towards ensuring that this valuable program continues for years to come. We ask for your continued support. Your contribution is critical to our continued mission to build a strong community through leadership and civic engagement in the San Ramon Valley. To donate by credit card, simply click on the button below or send a check to Leadership SRV, PO Box 1185, Danville, CA 94526.  Please note your class on it. Donate with Paypal Now
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Enjoy a Wonderful Dinner and Support the LSRV Program

Monday, July 31, 2017    Get together with friends and family for a wonderful dinner at Gianni’s Italian Bistro and support Leadership SRV.  It’s a Win-Win! Board members will be your wait staff, and all tips and 10% of sales will raise funds for Leadership SRV. Reservations are available between 5:00 and 7:45 pm. Please make your reservations soon — before July 26th, if possible.  To invite others, please download and share this flyer. For reservations, call 925-820-6969 or go to YELP.com. 2065 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, CA  94583
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Cultural Arts Day

We’re looking forward to a fun and enriching day at the City of San Ramon’s Front Row Theater, as we explore the role the Arts play in building a community, with our facilitators Keith Carames and Susan Stauter.
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